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Archive for June 3rd, 2007

Swans to Spruik at AusCham

Posted by Vietnam Swans on June 3, 2007

in Saigon has invited the to promote the Asian Championships at its next Sundowners monthly networking function.

Sundowners will be held at the Norfolk Mansion on Thursday, 7 June from 6pm. The goal-striped Vietnam Swans hats will be available for sale on the evening.  

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Training Update

Posted by Vietnam Swans on June 3, 2007

Down in Saigon yesterday, we had 12 people turn up for a training session which finished off with a scratch match. Magnificent to have a few numbers.

However, Vietnam continually throws out fresh challenges. Just as we’re getting some momentum in the lead up to the Champs, RMIT will lock down their ovals for 4 weeks for “rest and repair”. So we need another venue badly!

Further bad news is that Noam leaves Saigon tomorrow bound for India. He is a very recent recruit to Aussie Rules and starred for Hanoi (!) in the recent match against Saigon.  But there is also some good news. On his way to India, he’ll cruise through Hanoi. When he’s there, he’ll slip straight into training with the Hanoi-based Swans on Thursday night.

Noam’s a very lucky man as he will be one of the very few from Saigon to have experienced the hallowed dirt of the world-famous, candle-lit, Dead Cat Stadium.

It’s great to have footy happening in both cities.

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Have the Swans Gone Global?

Posted by Vietnam Swans on June 3, 2007

“Swans jumpers” have recently been sighted in far away places like Singapore and Tokyo… Well, fakes have been sighted. But I guess you need to expect that in a region where, seemingly, every country’s national colours are red and white.

The wear the old South Melbourne jumper which is very close to the jumper. The wear a jumper that, from the back, is identical to ours. So Houston, should we meet either of these teams in the Champs, we’ll have a problem.

To get around the colour clash, if we are drawn against the Wombats, they will wear their blue training jumpers. If we are drawn against the Tokyo Goannas, we will wear the Saigon Geckos jumper (which the has very generously offered to loan us).

Good Grief, Charlie BrownBut don’t call us the Geckos. That’ll confuse people as they’ll think we’re talking about the .

Good grief, Charlie Brown.   

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